Your Window Into Los Alamos National Laboratory
You are cordially invited to the inaugural event of the BSMA's "Night with a Nerd" quarterly series!
Carr describes one War-time event: “The armistice ending WWII went into effect Aug. 14, 1945; the official surrender came a few weeks later in early September. In October 1945, General Leslie Groves (Commander of the Manhattan Engineer District) presented J. Robert Oppenheimer (wearing his famous porkpie hat) with the Army-Navy E Award for excellence in wartime production in front of Fuller Lodge. LANL still has the pennant and scroll on display in the foyer of the Weapons Conference Center on the 6th floor of the National Security Sciences Building. Robert Sproul was president of the University of California at the time. UC administered the contract to run Los Alamos during the war. UC didn’t realize the precise nature of the work going on, but they agreed to let the Manhattan Project use its brand in the national interest if it would help the war effort.”
The talk will include slides and videos of current Lab projects as well as classics like the one described above.
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